Today was one of the bi-monthly Labour Party National Executive Committee meetings - my third. I was hoping that someone would have had the foresight to prepare an NEC statement supporting the government in its effort to stabilise the banking system and ease the pain of recession arising from the excesses of the fat-cats.There were some powerful contributions. But the idea of the NEC sending messages to the faithful seems to belong to another era.
Dennis Skinner MP summed it up: Labour is making loans to banks (to be paid back) and giving rpt giving real money to real people. Listen to PMQs tomorrow to find out if it becomes part of the message.